unveils summer specials

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- unveiled special offers for summer travel and designed two France itineraries using the new TGV Mediterranee high-speed rail service between Paris, Provence and Nice.

The 1-year-old travel Web site, which is a joint venture of Rail Europe Group, Avanti Destinations and Groupe Accor, offers 12% agency commission on all air-inclusive packages.

The site is offering first-time users of the Web site a $100 travel certificate toward any multi-component vacation booked on the site through June 30.

The certificate will be awarded to anyone registering for the first time on and booking a vacation worth $1,000 or more and consisting of at least two of the following sample components: air, hotels, car rental, rail travel, tours, theater tickets.

Summer travelers can earn a free night in London when booking a six-night London and Paris plan, getting the seventh night free. The air-inclusive package covers transportation between cities on Eurostar. The plan starts at $1,086 per person for travel completed by Sept. 2.

Clients eager to try the new TGV Mediterranee high-speed (186 mph) rail line connecting Paris, Provence and the Riviera can select from two air-inclusive packages on

A six-night plan (three in Paris and three in Provence) starts at $1,034 per person, double, and a nine-night package (three each in Paris, Provence and the Riviera) starts at $1,556.

Both can be customized to include a range of options. The basic vacation plans include roundtrip air fare, accommodations in three-star hotels in Paris, Provence, and the Riviera, continental breakfasts and second-class tickets on the TGV Mediterranee.

A compact rental car in Provence or Nice can be added from $80 per person for three days. Other add-ons include a Paris Museum Pass, Paris Visite card (for subway and buses), a Seine dinner cruise and with a Nice hotel booking, a C'te d'Azur entry card for museums and other attractions on the Riviera.

Visit the site at for more details and booking options.

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